APL Kiev Armlifting Championships

The 2017 APL Kiev Armlifting Championships featured three stalwarts of the grip strength world: Rolling Thunder, CoC Silver Bullet, Little Big Horn. IronMind® | APL/Roman Zagoruiko and Dmytro Ionov The 2017 APL Kiev Armlifting Championships featured three stalwarts of the grip strength world: Rolling Thunder, CoC Silver Bullet, Little Big Horn. IronMind® | APL/Roman Zagoruiko and Dmytro Ionov



Promoted by Roman Zagoruiko and Dmitro Ionov, the Open Bars Challenge armlifting and armwrestling tournament in Kiev drew athletes from around Ukraine and featured three grip strength favorites:

Rolling Thunder
Captains of Crush (CoC) Silver Bullet Hold
Little Big Horn



The competitors included:


• Lidia Gynko - strongwoman # 2 rank in the world
• Olga Lyashchuk - strongwoman # 3 rank in the world
• Artem Ushenko – strongman, bronze medalist of Ukrainian team championship, 2015
• Dmytro Ionov - armwrestler, Champion of Ukraine in 110 weight class, winner of the Cup of Ukraine in 110+ weight class, Master of Sports of Ukraine, 6th place in the World Championships,110 kg weight class, 2016
• Roman Zagoruiko – record-holder of Ukrainian Federation of Armlifting on Rolling Thunder
Igor Kupinsky: a past world record holder on the CoC Silver Bullet Hold




Here are the top three places by event, for the men. 



Rolling Thunder
1. Roman Zagoruiko - 103 kg

2. Artem Ushenko - 100 kg
3. Dmitry Ionov - 93 kg



CoC Silver Bullet Hold
• 80 kg weight class (CoC No. 1.5)

1. Shcherbachov Volodymyr - 36.6 seconds 

2. Lapin Olexiy - 35.43 seconds 

3. Martinenko Mykola - 26 seconds 



• 100 kg weight class (CoC No. 2) 

1. Zagoruiko Roman - 41.09 seconds

2. Grunsky Dmytro - 34.57 seconds 

3. Lapin Olexiy - 33.07 seconds 



• 100+ kg weight class - СoC No. 2.5 

1. Semenov Dmitro - 31.15 seconds 

2. Ushenko Artem - 27.43 seconds 

3. Grunsky Dmitro - 23.43 seconds 



Little Big Horn

1. Igor Kupinsky - 111.2 kg 

2. Grunsky Dimitro - 75 kg 

3. Semenov Dmytro – 65 kg 



APL director Dmitriy Suhovarov noted that developmental contests such as the APL Kiev Armlifting Championships are a vital tool for “increasing the popularity of the sport, preparing each region of the country for national championship, and beyond. They provide a platform for identifying and developing athletes who can go on to compete at the APL World Championships and I look forward to welcoming some of these athletes to St. Petersburg next year.”

    
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